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Album Review: Okkervil River- The Silver Gymnasium

Okkervil River is a terrific band out of Austin who has an actual tie in to college radio, as frontman Will Sheff was a DJ before starting Okkervil River. They’ve succeeded in distinguishing themselves from other bands by being able to play both folk-rock and pop songs with extreme declarations, and Black Sheep Boy, The Stand Ins, and The Stage Names are all terrific complete albums previously released by the group. Unfortunately, The Silver Gymnasium doesn’t deserve to be placed in the same category of those albums, as Okkervil River ends up playing folk-pop with no real bite to it, and folk-pop is a pretty awful music genre.
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